Periodontitis, or Pyorrhea, is a disease involving inflammation of the gums (gingiva), often persisting unnoticed for years or decades in a patient, that results in loss of bone around teeth.
This differs from gingivitis, where there is inflammation of the gingiva but no bone loss; it is the loss of bone around the teeth that differentiates between these two oral inflammatory diseases.
Dr. Streelman treats gum disease with root planning and scaling, antibiotics, and surgery when necessary.
Visit Dr. Steven Streelman at his state-of-the-art facility in Oceanside, CA for information on gum disease treatment and preventative general dentisty care. To learn more, call us at (760) 439-0600 or click here to request an appointment online.